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Fall arrives Thursday, Michigan pumpkin crops ready for harvest

Posted: 9:13 AM, Sep 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-19 09:13:12-04

The first day of fall is Thursday and if you're already thinking about pumpkins, there should be plenty to choose from in Michigan this year.

The crop has fared quite well in parts of the state despite the hot dry weather earlier this summer.

Some farmers up north used underwater irrigation systems to keep their pumpkin fields hydrated. There are all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors of pumpkins ready for harvest.

Growers at Pahl's Pumpkin Patch in Wexford County say they are very excited.

Michigan is one of the top five states in the country for pumpkin production. Some growers think this year's crop might be even better than the crop from last year.